Family Art Day

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery offers FREE admission and programs to visitors of all ages on the last Sunday of each month from 12 pm to 5 pm! Celebrate Lord Beaverbrook's Birthday with art, music, and stories from your community.

Next Family Art Day: May 26, 2019 (Lord Beaverbrook Day)

Guided tours:

1:00 pm: English

2:00 pm: French
Please meet at Orientation Gallery

Special tour

2:00- 2:30 pm (in English)
Join our artist-in-residence Janice Wright Cheney for a 30 minute tour and discussion about her “re-wilding” intervention in the Gallery. Please meet in the International Wing.

Free activities:

12:00- 5:00 pm (Front Steps or Marion McCain Atlantic Gallery)

Art Cart: Read all about it!

Make your own newspaper like Lord Beaverbrook. Share the stories that matter to you. 

12:00- 5:00 pm (Pavilion courtyard)

Community chalk mural party

12:00 - 5:00 pm (RBC Learning Centre)

A Shared Geometry, Interactive overhead projector art with George Street Middle School students

Using geometry as a metaphor for the ways in which we find our place and fit together, A Shared Geometry is about the individual navigating the collective and finding belonging. A Shared Geometry is a collaboration between George Street Middle School, Brilliant Labs, artist Amy Ash, and teacher, Kelly Layden. Made possible with the generous support of the NB Department of Early Childhood Development and NB Tourism Heritage and Culture.

12:00- 5:00 pm (Sobey Youth Art Space)

Celebrate the art and stories of George Street Middle School students: Voices of Harmony: the Art of the GSMS Global Minds Initiative

Voices of Harmony provides an opportunity for newcomer students to share their stories with the community through narrative art. The Global Minds Initiative is a for-youth by-youth organization that was created to foster connections between English language learners and native English speaking peer groups. This program is facilitated by EAL teacher Amanda Collicott in collaboration with Beaverbrook Art Gallery Outreach Coordinator, Christina Thomson, and local artists Marcus Kingston, Braelyn Cyr, and Peggy Holt. Made possible with generous support of the City of Fredericton.

12:00- 5:00 pm (Jean E. Irving River Gallery)

Lord Beaverbrook (Max Aitken) would be 140 years old today! Create birthday cards with colour pencils and sticker collage.

12:00- 5:00 pm (Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio)

Come visit artist Janice Wright Cheney!

Janice Wright Cheney’s art practice examines our relationship with the environment, and focusses on the theme of re-wilding, a call for things to return to their natural state. While in residence, the artist proposes an intervention meant to re-wild the International collection of the Gallery. In addition to her studio time this afternoon come and discover wild creatures at 2 pm in the International Wing with a 30 minute tour and discussion.

1:00- 2:30 pm (Pavilion courtyard)

Glitter Tattoos

1:00- 3:00 pm (Education Room)

Upcycling trash into art treasure with Trudy Gallagher

Prepare to be inspired in this hands-on workshop with the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design!  Art does not have to cost money: use pop cans, plastics, wire, and other recyclables to create a collaborative piece with your friends and family.

1:00- 3:00 pm (Pavilion courtyard. In case of rain: Education Room)

NBCCD Pottery demonstration with Matt Cripps: see clay transformed into pots on the wheel!


Free Performances:

3:00- 4:00 pm (Elizabeth A. Currie Gallery on the Green)

Tutta Musica: Sharing the Spotlight - A Day of Duets!
While performing as a soloist has its own challenges and rewards, it is always fun to have someone with you to share the stage. Join Sistema NB Teaching Artists and Tutta Musica members Laura Brockbank and Danielle Bojczuk along with some of their Fredericton Centre Sistema NB students for an enjoyable afternoon concert full of string duets.  

The name, Tutta Musica, means “all music”, and strives to make live music more accessible, more engaging, and more relevant than ever before, to more people throughout our region. The group consists of some sixty musicians who are the Teaching Artists of Sistema New Brunswick – a program of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra. These talented men and women are graduates of some of the finest university and conservatory music programs in North and South America. Tutta Musica will bring an energizing, interactive dimension to musical shows and engage classically trained musicians in all forms and types of musical arts.


Supported by the City of Fredericton. Presented in partnership with Tutta Musica. | Appuyée par la ville de Fredericton. Présentée en parternariat avec Tutta Musica.